Police K9 and Suspect Shot After Pursuit on Washington Interstate
Thurston County, WA – A chaotic scene unfolded Wednesday night after an armed suspect led Thurston County deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers on a pursuit along I-5. When the vehicle came to a stop, shooting commenced.
The Washington State Patrol press release indicated that “shots were fired” while trying to take the suspect into custody.
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office K9 Arlo was struck twice. He was taken to a veterinary hospital and is expected to survive. A GoFundMe has been started to pay for his medical bills.
The 25-year-old driver was shot at least once. He was also taken to the hospital in serious condition.
It’s unknown what prompted the initial pursuit. No deputies were injured in the incident.
More details are expected to be released later on Thursday.